No Abode Dharma Talk - May 14th, 2022

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A virtual Dharma talk by Tenshin Roshi for an online gathering of the No Abode community

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we are
assembled now
around this place called know abode
a place
two practicing
the bodhisattva mind and heart
which doesn't abide in anything
and by not abiding in anything
maybe of service to all beings without hindrance

from ancient times
we have been encouraged
by various teachings
one teaching is
and this is a radical teaching
when we find our place
where we are
practice occurs
actualizing the fundamental point

when we find our place
in this moment
practice occurs realizing the fundamental point

the fundamental point of the buddhist teaching
the true dharma

when we find
our place where we are
the practice occurs
actualizing the fundamental point

another way to say it is
when we find this place

this action of finding this place
actualized is
the universe
when refined this place in this moment
this action
is realized as
the entire universe

this action of finding our place finding this place
where we are
actualized is
this action actualized is the entire universe
and again finding this place in this moment
is actualized as the entire universe
this action actualized is the entire universe and this action is actualized as the entire universe
this is a description of the mind of the body sought for
which abides in nothing
and responds appropriately to everything

one of the people in this assembly just a few days ago brought this teaching up
with me
when refined our place where we are
when refined our place
in this moment

and person brought it up with great joy
of what a simple and radical practice it is what's the practice
to find your place where you are to find this place
the activity of finding this place the activity of finding this place where we are
this practice
realizes the universe and
finding this place in this moment
is actualized as and by the whole universe this is the mind of know boat
and the person brought that up and was i felt though deeply encouraged and touched by the teacher and then the person said yeah but
but what but
isn't there something more
isn't there something more then finding our or place where we are
isn't there something more to helping people then finding our place in this moment

and one could go on with lots of questions about this practice

and those questions are welcome
there are welcomed by the whole universe and these questions welcome the whole universe
in the mind of know abode

yeah but his karmic consciousness
we have to take care of karmic consciousness
some obstacles some challenges some
lack of faith
in the practice which was just offered
every moment things come up in our mind and body

can we trust that whatever comes up
the practice is to find our place in this
arise or arising in this
place we are to find our place in this moment of karmic consciousness

but there's a subtle flickr which
is when we forget the practice
we forget to practice the practice
by finding our place in our doubts
to finding our place in our resistance resistance to what
finding our place where we are
karmic consciousness produces things which looked like they do not want to cooperate with the practice of finding this place
where we are
karma consciousness seems to not allow
actualizing the whole universe
which seems not to allow being actualized by the whole universe it seems to disagree with that possible practice of the boils

the place the way is here and now
of course
what about the practice the practice is to take care of this place this way

and we have cosmic consciousness
which is a hard boat to ride in
a hard place to sit
and stand and walk
and remember
there is a practice
what's the practice
defined this place
where we are not
define this place
in this moment

this is a radical practice and it's available every moment no matter where we are
it is the practice of the mind of know abode
it is the practice that this temple is devoted to
and it is challenged by every moment of karmic consciousness

wow to continue
to be devoted
to finding this place
there is a bodhisattva vow which vows
to continue moment by moment finding this place where we are
and finding this place in this moment
and finding this place in this moment
to the assembly of speaking in the assembler find this place here at know about speaking to the greatest sunway
to find this place
in the great assembly of know about listening to these words
where we are
the queen
from finding this place
or not finding this place
and in not finding this place find this place in not finding this place
perhaps the assembly has something to offer to the assembly
you are invited to make offerings to this teaching
and to this assembler
and this assembly
also this teacher and this assembly is actualizing this teaching
this term assembly is actualizing finding this place
first offering is from jeremy

yeah good i'm
i wonder if from and finding the finding of this moment mightn't give rise to laughter
i'm i've always thought the time
i'm laughing
i'm or anything girly
it did after laughing and it says on me myself i'm okay yeah i am
a boy thought zen was very much like a joke and i remember you aren't only and it is a joke guess you're right it is him
and then but it's not just a joke it's get is getting the joke yeah i was gonna say that i remember where you universe is a joke yeah zahn as understand it is getting the joke right
ah i remember on on occasion somebody's does you what makes a good story and will quickly answered a good punch line
and i'm
it's come to my particularly because i am i struggle with zoom and i've been listening to a number of archives talks of both yourself and of zurich hiroshi and and the amount of laughter is is
we miss it
i is it anyway
i'm you just got it there for you just got it did you hear yourself did you hear yourself laugh yeah yeah
am am yeah it's
and i speculative rape but i'm
it it it's inevitably funny because it's a clash between this comic existence
and that existence that is freed from comic the comic i think perhaps
so that do
to sit in that moment
a with a sense of having found one's place
it's funny
yeah and
there it is again
thank you mother
you're welcome
our next offering is from uk

i'm when i'm wondering is in this finding of place what happens to the affliction of self and all the other afflictions do they come along or do they are they transformed in this place finding if there is afflictions where you are yes if there are then
when is been proposed to find your place in the afflictions
and find your place in the more in this moment of afflictions finding your place in the afflictions
that action of finding your place in the afflictions
realizes the whole universe
and finding your place in this moment of afflictions
is realized by the whole universe
as the whole universe and this mutual realization is freedom from affliction
is the vital path of emancipation
and nothing has nothing has moved any afflictions around at all
and finding your place where your are you don't move at all you're already there in the afflictions
and this concept of self is also there but at that even if where you are there's a concept itself then find your place
where you are with the concept of self were just happens to be there if it goes away find your place with the departed self
that's the practice that's the radical practice which inevitably actualized this
the entire universe
and after practice which is actualized by the entire universe this mutual actually a actualization
between our situation and all beings is the buddha mind
which is not trying to get rid of anything
or hold onto anything or abided anything
there's a feeling of excitement that comes when you talk about it
and that so that's where you are find your place in that excitement the practice
thank you you're welcome

my next offering is from gail

good morning read in morning go good morning great assembly and also but good evening to the great assembly to oh yes at that too
well in those rare in the rare moments when i
find my place when i i think i let go and and have a brief moment of being right where i am the sensation is sort of like being home
it's sort of well it's very peaceful and it feels like the whole universe kind of just comes forward and holds me in place and and i i assume and believed that the universe is always bear holding the in place but i i can't always see it or all wine with it
but you've often said that that you know there's a lot of irony and contradiction in buddhism and and it seems like you know in life so could one say that a bodhisattva
realizes there is no abode
as long as well what am i trying to say that that one can perceive an abode as long as one doesn't cling to that it's it's not something you can
residing in a permanent way but it it there is an abode good ones that have but there isn't a board is available for you not to buy them
that's part of the irony
more by moment a boys are offered for us not to abide in in the way we don't abide in term is to find our place in the abode
that's it
and realize
by that action the entire universe so there's no way to abide even though we've gotten abode right
not that makes sense to me
what happens for me is my yes but is yes but i was there once i want to go back
and so that's another where you that's another abode i wanna go back as another abode perfectly good of owed another abode is i don't want to go back
this is kindness or comic consciousnesses
which we had the opportunity to not abide in
by finding them just as they are
i mean that that that makes sense quite a practice and thank you a walk and thank you

next offering is from frederick
good morning grab him in frederick readings every one
it's a way i'm clearly gets that the world presents itself in every moment where the universe does without my needing to be active it's a gift what shows up that makes this thing
that is known as frederick possible
i've reflected that i've done nothing to have this moment arrives it's all given
it's a gift
so i've been watching 'em starlings and pigeons outside and they all also have their buddha nature that arises in that very moment for that entity to have its singular and
experiences something that we label
isn't that correct that the that the dog has buddha nature because it is the effect of everything arising had not very moment for to be called the dog is that correct
let's have the story
so what's the other half of that to think you said the dogs there because of everything coming together to make the dog is don't you said out of the universe sony customizing oceans and carmen smoke free attack that's half of it and then the other half is that that's not true because then i know the other half is the dog makes a whole unit
whole universe makes the dog and the dog also makes the whole universe
the dog is actualized as a whole universe and the whole universe is actualized by the dog
so one of the confusing points to me i think really the only confusing point as this use of the word universe now i understand the causes and conditions that create this entity known as i and my mind i
without me having any ages around that happening it just as a gift from something a mobile
now you name it a universe and that brings into the effects of a while you could do that you can change change the teaching to when you find your place right where you are right the practice occurs in actualizing the unnamed bubble
so wherever every one of us is is this gift from the universe that gives us all of the sense or and a gift to the universe
hmm because everything in the universe is created out of the itself out of the no not oliver itself out of other things
and other things i created out of itself
is created out of the
dharma the with diamond works is how it's created the interdependence with no cm
got it
take care of it please

where next offering is from pam
the morning ram and and great assembly could learn plan so i have a lot of things that my head right now in no particular order so i'm not quite sure how clearly from my consciousness yeah yeah so i
i have a sense when you find your place where you are practice occurs i have a sense that that means i'm in part of being present being president am fully present in in context
in context with with everything
lance was that their place yeah your place that years that my place has a context this place this place
and and practice a curse actualizing the fundamental point
why does the fundamental point
practice is that the fundamental point is the is the fundamental point am
we i guess it's realizing this this contacts this being present in it that that's the point as that's pretty wild but not only is is that actualizing the point like it's i guess because
cause i'm not separate from the rest of the universe
those are just you know designations for one thing ah that that is why is it's not just actualizing in me but though the whole universe is actualized
that's a fuzzier place in my mind when fuzzy place that's the point here the fuzzy places where you are him
and if you find your place in that fuzzy place
that's the practice and that practice has this amazing function
but find your place in the fuzzy place and if it gets clear fine find your place in the clear place where you are
and if there's a preference for the clear place over the fuzzy place that's where you are find your place in your preference of clear over fuzzy
if any etc find your place where you are
then the is alive
and it has this great function
but we can stop before we tell how great the practices and just say if you find your place where you are the practice occurs of practices alive
this is the action finding your place in whatever is your place finding your place in whatever is your time
and then we can stop before shanghai magnificent that will be for the universe and for all beings
but i didn't i added a little bit of and about how great the practices and that's part of the part that that's part of my fuzzy weather in a engineering mentioning how great the practices
can give rise to a place that's really confused can i so it reminded me of something we just read last night in this and the question says the booty and will you're talking about cause concede that even the most enlightened people often have conceit about their enlightenment
and similarly talking about becoming intimate with the conceit of with the pride and thereby becoming free of it and you set a similar interesting thing you said i'm if you can if you can drop them that can see pride you can open to the ultimate
but and you can open to the one taste of all things which will them purify all phenomenon of self clinging and it isn't just you that will be purified everything will be purified this is that dinner is that what it says yes great
and it is is that vasta is not just you know i'm not just analyzing the whole universe is gradual that's why we mentioned the second part of the statement here fished it isn't to say you get to do the practice when you accept your fuzziness
when you really find your place the whole universe participates in this practice
that's the part where i'm like how when you die wedding well how how's another place for you to find your place yeah that's another place you are how don't let how distract you from being in this place of how but cloud does sometimes throw us off from the practice which is defined our play
in how
so everybody's can give us a different abodes you know like one about is how or i prefer this or i'm fuzzy or i'm confused these are the places we are afflictions is on self
when we find our place in these examples of where we are
everybody's included in that practice and know this is the great practice of the bodhisattva
thank you you're welcome thank you

next our freedom is from hailey
it morning to the great assembly and into the evening greatest simply and
i am so grateful for you venerable rob anderson for being with us in this lifetime with your teachings i'm grateful to be with you
i feel really content and i have a question for you
the opening invocation i don't know if people call it
it's actually a a is a avow the foul it's a vow that i keep taking when i'm with you on
says that
to drop all worldly life and to or whatever however it said i don't mean to misquote it but i just don't know it by heart can be free of worldly affairs to be free of worldly of bears and to you know live this life there's nothing more i mean when we
is this writ okay i'm not asking to slip me discussing this was literally affairs being her worldly affairs is where we are to to drop worldly affairs and to pursue this and there's nothing more than i would want to do however there's something
called paying the
and i'm living in this lifetime in when was this written it was centuries old probably on and in my heart there's nothing more than i would want to do it it then bless all beings if i could on you know in this lifetime and i do it and the way i
can what little way i can
and i guess types of that whole idea of how do i support myself while i'm do cleaners and
and then i watched the question how do i support myself that is a be
how do i support myself is a beer and you want to bless you want to bless that being
sure yeah i want to bless that being to what's the being how do i support myself so sometimes the place we are is called how do i support myself
and this teaching is when you find your place in for example how do i support myself there is the practice will you find your place in how do i support myself there's the practice and that practice liberates us from
worldly affairs
without getting rid of how do i support myself it blesses how do i support myself
how do i spoiled myself can keep coming up again and again and when you do this practice it keeps getting blessed again and again
it gets blessed and liberated
that's to be free of com of worldly affairs is to find your place in them

a with the
find your place in okay okay thank you for your being as and being with us that gave for blessing my beingness

next offering is from enrique

good day read good day greatest some way i apologize to all where my barking dogs while that's where we are
we're gonna try to find our place in the midst of the barking dogs
and here
how are you
well i'm still kind of lost i'm afraid okay well do you want to find your place where you are in being lost
that do i want to and hinder i have a choice
i i don't know if you have a choice i'm i didn't ask you if you had a choice i'm just asking you have you heard the teaching of finding your place where you are
i heard it today and i wondered where it came from well he could say it came from goggins angie if you want to
i look buying a new place where you are if you're lost today than the instruction to teach the the teaching possibility is finding your this place finding this place a being lost that's a that's a practice
it's not talking about getting rid of feeling lost talking about finding your place where you are when you're feeling lost
when you do find your place in being lost when you're last that's the practice of practices alive
if your mind if you look to the writer the left or up or down if you don't take care of this place you miss the practice the practice of finding your place in feeling lost
if you're feeling lost
is that why you call
the place you're at now know about yeah that's why
so you don't abide you don't abide in feeling loss
you find this place in being lost and in that place you do not abide because in that place you actualized the whole universe and your actualized by the whole universe but if you don't find your place in feeling lost you miss the practice because
the practice is to find your place in in being lost and if been lost goes away and you have been found than you find your place in being found
and if you have a preference for being found over been lost than you find your place in that preference
which is an affliction
and you find your place in that affliction
and that action of finding your place is the practice
and it has this great function which includes everybody
it feels like being lost is like being homeless in a way same was homeless if you're homeless the pratt if you've got homeless bodhisattva they find
this place where they are in homelessness that's where they practice
and if they have a home it's the same they don't abide in their home they don't abide in homelessness
thank you you're welcome

our next offering is from marjorie

thanks to read and also to the great assembly regardless of the our
can you hear me
my place on the line is such that i've had a chance for things to get more complicated with my karmic consciousness in my remarks but maybe also a little simpler
i think i can find it in
the last month approximately four weeks since we last met as know about
ah shortly after that i'm one of the small groups that i study and more intimately with chances to talk more often and listen and be responded to more often are overtly i mean in
the mouth open etc
although i'm
very much responded to a large group as well
oh we were asked to think about and comment on at a certain point what does bowing mean to you to me
i thought immediately of two things one the passages on bowing in suzuki roshi is zen mind beginner's mind
ah which are so helpful and i also thought of
one am my first
really conscious experiences of
i wouldn't put it this way at the time but i would now with your health odds
being the dharma gate
i'll be able to feel experience a union of our practice intent buddha nature complete sincerity and my karmic consciousness somehow together and not having to worry about and that
it was after a number of years of having ambivalent feelings about you in the seventies
around the corner you came from the dining room in san francisco zen center one day and i was walking towards the altar in the hall toward the kitchen and at that point you bowed in such a com plete way nothing personal we knew each other quite well but not closely
your bow was so complete that i really got your complete
commitment to bowing to all buddha nature in every single bow and that began my progress towards ah
gratefully being ordained by you
and as i have been thinking about bowing in the last month
i have felt that for me
each time i bow
fortunately somehow i can feel
ah a sense of
the combination of recognizing respecting and having faith in buddha nature in all beings to the point where in that moment in that place that i bow
i am free of doubt and so it is an extent it is a a dharma gate that is effective immediately no matter what and suzuki roshi course in those passes that says we have to be
our our nature we have to be ready to bow at any moment every moment in our last moment our nature requires us to and i have felt that regardless of what's around me in the world that my nature somehow want me to affirm to assert to insist and an
existential way that buddha nature is in all beings whether i see it or not and so that help to develop intimacy and a healthy relationship between
bowing to bullet you know could somehow the a kindness to my whatever my karmic
existence nature of consciousness is that any one point to find it in that bow at that moment and then
over maybe weeks months years decades
ha somehow participate in
oh okay i'll sort of joke and say the whole works because that's
in and that's of course relevant to you particularly
how is ah
it is for me or just maybe even more immediately helpful than sitting down to size and although of course that's helpful and then i wanna say just one thing which i don't assert his necessarily related but i wanna have a chance to say thank you were thank all the causes and condition
guns and the universe
that resulted in and all the buddhist intent that resulted in you're walking slowly up the path at green gulch on the morning of april twenty ninth
and meeting someone who was expected to come by car and walk down that path but who had changed her plans
and only somehow in that moment there was a chance because she was shy or whatever had not made specific arrangements to meet you as she was going to cast your mother's ashes in the ocean somehow there was a meeting between you and that person so important to me
for a wonderful talk for five minutes and then off down the road to your beach for which i am so grateful to whatever causes and conditions me that happen
it was a miracle thank you
and any comments you feel like making
thank you
my comment is thank you

the next offering is from jim

hey come
hello hello
a has been twenty or thirty years since we've talked that all the older
ah your pardon remember but mostly i just wanted to express my appreciation for the way you are just got right to the fundamental point at the beginning of your top
for me it was like a home run and it made the all the karma consciousness and the complexity complex ideas that go with that
easier to take because i feel like you got dragged the void and that was very helpful for me so slim say thank you
thank you for the good news
see you in thirty years
a very much

the next offering is from mary

i rob and great assembly i am i'm coming to from and finding my place at the as farmers market on my way this morning which is where i come every saturday morning and on i rarely get to be
be on the talks because i think well i can i can't meet you from the farmers market but i found out today i can carry you around at farmers' market so i found i found my place with you today
at the farmer's market when griffin i just wanted to say hello and i also wanted to say that
i find on in finding my place that it's often very
vertigo inducing maybe a little nicer area
that's that's what i find
when i am really trying to locate myself in my place and and it's hard not to swirl when i feel that way
mean i just wanna tongue just want to make that outline know it's not the place where you are is not is sometimes difficult to
i mean he present with because it's swirling
that way
with package are found her on his advice
the minutes to home
i have of her help with the damn money
yeah you are and this factors really helped helped me stay
stay with that
thank you can't

next offering is from angela

hello web know
hello great assembly
finding the place
oh it seems
there's tremendous energy
and i ah relate to what marriage just said and
laws eating
them times
an tremendous energy and
are very tender
is and a pleasant experience
that i her wish to stay stay with
and not forget
throughout my daily practice daily life
so i wanted to offer that
thank you
oh tuesday night you shared a story from the treasury it to diamond eyes
ah life is like right thing in a boat
you raise the sales and row the oars
and the boats
you right if euro for the right
he was you are right
and am
and then there's more to it but that's just sort of where i am with it now finding my place near live in more
no one can ride without a boat
and you are riding in the boat makes the boat boat

so in the effort of finding my place i had a question so is
praising the sales and rowing the oars is that finding the place finding one's place where is that practice i would say that raising the raising the sales and working the or that's an example
of where you are
okay you could be there you can also be driving your car
so but if you're on a body or raising the sales that's where you are so of practices to find your place when you're raising the sale
don't take a break from finding your place
when your place changes
whatever the places
whatever the way is find your place there be mindful of finding your place where you are
and it can be your place is infinitely varied
and so we're learning how not to let the the constant change of the place
kind of derail us from realizing where we are
so a story which comes to mind me i said may i tell it please so there was a buddhist monk in china
think of name was x-wing on
and in the morning he woke up
and after he got up he said master
in that he answered the quote he managed to call yes master yes and then next was are you awake and he said yes and then he said all day long don't let anything for you and he said i won't or way i vow not to
yes are you awake
yes and don't let any thing it happens during the day distract you from that
i want thank you
thank you

it be
the next offering is from tracy

and when you find your place where you are who is the you
ah why other up you can say who's the view but the you could be where you are that could be where you are
but she but you don't have to have a you there i another way to say it is
when one finds this place
you don't have to have the you and but if you've got to you then that's an aspect of where you are it's not that is not where you are that finds the place
the you doesn't find the place right
so you getting at when this when this you can also say when this place is found so one translation is when you find your place or when we find when we find our place but another one is when one finds one's place or when that's when this place is found
where we are
but isn't the we that finds it yeah the practice the practice finds it the finding of it is the practice thank you thank you with all this
no south than that
the arising about these things are and as a real cast were thus when we find this place is in all these things for a things the things are aren't the practice practice is finding our place in whatever's happening
which blesses whatever's happening
thank you

our next offering is from bhatia

hello ram hello
no assembly
i missed last tuesday i thought we were done
oh i just don't show up because i for the course was over but there was really happy to find out that it wasn't
and i listened to tive to tear the deal and it was very interesting
i had whole bunch of ideas that came up but also new kind of through stuck a stick in an anthill for me in the previous class when you're sad or even the one before
when you said the new a total karma
and he said and the number one response is not by god sign buddhism we don't say that god creates the world in buddhism would create the world all of us will create on
i thought that it was over reductive he didn't sit right with me
for two reasons one is that god is really undefinable everybody's struggling to define that that that thing that so called god
of course some people think they have the definitions bet
many people don't
and also in buddhism with we create who are we
so you are talking about karma which they're not come as running around it's a concept
annual return of consciousness
and the an unconscious and i happily listen to it but then i thought than i thought me being psychotherapist training but really what is consciousness
say a whole bunch of questions coming up and their lots of aunts yeah
big scattered
so that
i was wondering like why did you make that statement because i don't know why i made it but some people do say i don't know about god but you may some people do say god creates the world
i'm just saying in buddhism we don't say we don't say that god creates the world we don't say what god is we just don't mention that god creates the world we don't say that we say dependent create dependent or arising creates the world and we are part of the dependent or arising without us there's no world
right i just had a wasn't like plenty to talk about what god was i'm just saying that some people say that whatever they mean by god that god god creates the world but in buddhism we don't have that we have a teaching of dependent or arising
right we are part of that right because for me that the fact that god is undefinable is great it's the mystery and in buddhism i think there is room for the same kind of mystery were really cannot explain everything to the one else
we are mystery is dependent core ryzen right you just said it exactly he totally mysterious inconceivable and beautiful but we it's inconceivable the beautiful and beautifully inconceivable that's our our store is the pinnacle horizon
right within which we can't abide in
yeah that then that then it for me i just wanted to share that the last winter was very tough for me because politically the world is really going upside down
canada seems to be going into her state of
fascism or something it's scary so it was tough to tough to deal with this and actually i was recognizing that it is really pushing me towards non abiding in anything whatsoever because our legacy mean
yeah are not reporting reality anymore i don't know what they are reporting but that's not reality so it was just fascinating to see how hard it is to none abide even the things that we have taken for granted and had relied upon
our had failed
ha so
it's a the things the things that we're abiding in yeah yeah so i i at times i felt like my i was walking on a surface that this one molecule thick
and they put crash and a moment as as they can see i gained some weight because i was struggling with it in different and skillful ways
trying to create some abiding
in my friends
so yeah thank you

her next offering is from linda

the woman for my airpods to fall out of my ear just a second
you started out today are
it's simple clear just like i said
oh i understand that
tonight i'm not going to say yeah but
the hush me
ha ha ha
i mean ah
trying to practice trying to do the practice that you stated so clearly at the beginning

the hmm
i'm not
finishing my certain so well
well anyhow could could go anywhere with this
yeah or anywhere there's any any many where's the yeah
the others go where i was a did for the last forty minutes or whatever since or whatever since that first teaching and then i'll ultimately raising a hand i'm i'm trying to do the practice and then the practice which looked like it could be crystal clear at the beginning became
less crystal clear and then i heard your voicing
be with that be with that that is the practice
and that
ah i've found a this pattern which i've often found of just focusing on trying to be right and get the right answer and say it to you and in front of the assembly in the right way and then say that's where you are just be with that
and i was so busy trying to be with that it was really hard to listen to anybody else hit haha

so what
another image i had was i'm sitting in this room
the room is messy
if i keep trying to clean it up i'll never get it cleaned up

we read
here's a person to eyes wants to be right and get a good answer and say it in a way that you will think i really got it and everybody else will too and also have a sense of humor in all
just keep try and or just keep whatever in
i'm just remember that to find your place
in the messy room
the practice occurs
to find your place and wanting to say something perfectly
to find your place in that wish the practices or is alive
and that practice has this incredible function
of realizing and being realized by the whole universe but it's hard to remember that the practices to defined this place in the messy room
in the messy consciousness it's hard to remember cause the room keeps going clean it up clean it up it's hard to find
this place in clean it up clean it up or i never want to clean ever again whatever those karmic consciousnesses art challenging us to remember the practice is to find our place in this where i am
k and yeah it's hard but it does this is a possibility for a bodhisattva
j yeah do
the but the bodhisattvas together yell it's keyboard itself as together or a hitch

oh next offering is from catherine
the morning ram good morning good evening and good day a great assembly in this contract of time
am i i wanna thank you for the privilege of being listened to and a privilege of being seen and i feel very trembling right now i am listening to you today rabbi also
heard a dualism
and what you were saying and i've always thought of dualistic thinking in a negative way but for me it became
something else today from listening to speak that perhaps it's it's the both hand and being with it all at once and then that space in between
oh and i've been thinking of the beautiful horrific in the world that i feel so acutely right now
i was thinking of the birds and india and pakistan because of the lack of moisture in and water that are literally falling dead out of the sky room and i'm thinking of the birds on the balcony here celebrating and drinking water and being so vibrantly alive
and i
how to be with life and death at the same moment
comes to my mind and so i would appreciate
any offering
oh you did you appreciate the offer you made
i i can
you appreciated the offering

you want them

the next offering is from samir

hello read hello everyone

i have to check something because
for me it seems it's crystal clear that the place is everywhere everywhere no matter
i fall him
no matter the circumstances
it's constantly the place
an east coast as the constantly the practice
so when you say that of the beginning of your dharma talk
it it felt for me so
okay but now what i'm trying to see
am because i have my filters of course
if i'm
am i missing something or
escaping from something
i'm trying to practice whole heartedly in every circumstances
on the pillow with my granddaughter with everything and everyone constantly
reminding the teaching that i saw gently receive and we receive from you
but at a certain point i feel
is it really so clear in you is it really so evidence because it feels lyrically weekly and very evident
this clarity if
it's a it's inside and it's here
but in some way i need to check reserve with a teacher because i i love her teacher i love the practice i love teaching and i receive you feedback as a gift
he really and yeah
thank you

here we are
may we find this place
where we are together now

this place is very present in is here now in this in this moment and you know that and you know that i know that and we know that and it's weakness by many people
from many parts of the world

our next offering is from use on

although use on
i want to say i just typed out but seven pages so i could say about six words
oh did you for this week for being here everyone
ah why we just to check in on and are on the idea of the gift in the giver
i'm say it again the gifts and the giver
oh the gift giver and the receiver divert yes those three hots up yes i'm hearing people speak today really
organize my mind
and i recall some things that happened to me and like to share o in twenty two thousand and eleven
during docusign with you
i do things happen and i was asked to host gonna leave the docusign or leave the retreat oh and i know it's going to be moving away from wrinkles and on the i asked what should i do and he said well ah just try sitting
five or ten minutes a day
you and ah that's stuck with me on it goodness
does a gift
another gift
so i've moved around quite a bit kinda
i know how it stayed with me neither gets off the wall you give me a picture and said take this with you of the dalai lama than down
so i've uncovered it it's something with my valuables that i recovered i didn't know there will be back to me
and i have that is a gift to you

i've a lot more to say about that little talk later on right

are we complete amanda
they don't appear to be any hands raised at this time pardon
i'm not seeing any hands raised at this time i well my great gratitude to the universe that we could meet here at know about today or and all over the world it's amazing
may our intention equally extend to